At Reach Partners, we value connections.
We strongly believe that everything is possible when you connect the right people with the right ideas and the right resources. We believe that good can happen when we work together.
That said, sometimes making a connection or networking with someone you don’t know is hard.
After all, it can be hard to introduce yourself to someone new. It can be hard to continue a conversation about a topic you know very little about. And, it can be hard – at least for some of us – to maneuver through the dreaded silence that follows the obligatory swapping of biographical information.
Uh, more spinach dip, anyone?
This week (Feb. 2) Reach Partners will be one of the exhibitors at Business After Hours, the region’s largest networking event regularly held by the Chamber of Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo. Hundreds of people mingle with their peers, while enjoying drinks and appetizers.
It’s a fun and worthy event.
It’s also a time when we can celebrate connections – those with people we know and those we have yet to meet.
If you find yourself at Business After Hours, stop by our booth and say hi.
We’ll have high-top tables where you can comfortably take a break from wandering. We’ll even provide some fun networking questions that you can use to get to know others a little better.
Make a new connection; strengthen an existing one. Either way, we hope to see you there!
5 Fun Ice-Breaking Questions
It helps to have a couple of out-of-the-box questions prepared for when you meet someone new. Try these:
I am excited to introduce myself as the spring intern for Reach Partners. I am from the tiny town of Mahnomen, Minn., where everyone knows each other and where Minnesota goodbyes are a real thing. I am a senior at Concordia College, where I am finishing up my major in communication studies with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in Business.
I am involved in numerous activities at Concordia including Fall Orientation, Lambda Delta Sigma, Family Weekend, PR Club and other various community service projects. Being so involved in activities is what sparked my interest in event management, which is why I am looking forward to my internship with Reach Partners! I am excited to learn from Anita and Rachel and can't wait to put my skills to the test with hands-on experiences that will help me in my chosen field of study. I hope to work in event management after graduation.
When I'm not at Reach Partners, chances are you can find me working in downtown Fargo at Kittsona, indulging in a cup of coffee at a local coffee shop, or binge-watching my favorite shows on Netflix!
-Olivia, Event Strategy Intern